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Purchasing Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of purchasing managers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of purchasing managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The purchasing managers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Purchasing Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$169,000
75th Percentile Wage
$136,390
50th Percentile Wage
$106,090
25th Percentile Wage
$78,950
10th Percentile Wage
$60,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing managers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) purchasing managers is $169,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $106,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,840. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 177% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $106,090 2.23%
2013 $103,780 3.60%
2012 $100,170 3.13%
2011 $97,130 2.17%
2010 $95,070 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for purchasing managers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 11.59%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 3.60%. We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 3.13% in 2012 and a moderate growth of 2.17% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Purchasing Managers vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Purchasing Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of purchasing managers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for purchasing managers occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $128,600. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $75,930).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$128,600
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$122,750
Mining
$120,600
Finance and Insurance
$120,430
Federal, State, and Local Government
$116,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$116,380
Utilities
$115,810
Construction
$109,930
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$108,670
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$107,080
Transportation and Warehousing
$106,880
Manufacturing
$96,520
Health Care and Social Assistance
$96,450
Wholesale Trade
$94,170
Educational Services
$92,660
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$91,000
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$89,700
Retail Trade
$85,490
Accommodation and Food Services
$75,930

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Purchasing Managers by States

From the above tables we note that not only purchasing managers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of purchasing managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $42,940 to $131,070. The highest paying state for purchasing managers is Delaware with a median annual salary of $131,070. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $42,940. For more salary information of purchasing managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Delaware
$131,070
District of Columbia
$129,160
Maryland
$127,510
Rhode Island
$123,200
Colorado
$122,640
Virginia
$121,820
New Jersey
$120,190
New York
$119,290
Washington
$118,030
Texas
$117,170
Pennsylvania
$116,220
Missouri
$115,380
Connecticut
$112,520
Florida
$110,680
California
$110,530
Georgia
$109,740
Alaska
$109,380
West Virginia
$108,830
Alabama
$106,980
Massachusetts
$104,320
Nebraska
$104,130
Utah
$103,170
North Carolina
$101,780
Ohio
$101,420
Wyoming
$100,650
Minnesota
$100,560
Arizona
$97,740
New Hampshire
$94,730
Illinois
$94,640
Michigan
$94,360
South Dakota
$93,760
Arkansas
$92,670
Vermont
$92,210
New Mexico
$91,120
Kentucky
$90,750
Nevada
$89,930
South Carolina
$89,360
Maine
$88,880
Wisconsin
$88,870
Kansas
$88,530
Indiana
$88,190
North Dakota
$85,960
Iowa
$84,730
Oregon
$83,970
Virgin Islands
$81,470
Hawaii
$81,090
Oklahoma
$80,810
Mississippi
$79,800
Montana
$78,590
Tennessee
$76,620
Idaho
$74,900
Louisiana
$72,700
Puerto Rico
$61,910
Guam
$42,940


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